Now that recreational marijuana has been legalized in Colorado and Washington state, there will undoubtedly be a growing, albeit very relaxed, number of consumers looking to turn their culinary impulses toward cannabis. And while there are already many decent print cookbooks on the topic (marketed toward those who legally purchase medical marijuana), the world of ganja cooking apps is still in a haze, awaiting legitimacy.
The Weed Cookbook app, 99 cents for Android devices from 619Apps.com, is as good as any currently on the market. The psychedelic graphics are kept relatively in-check, and the more than 40 recipes are divided into four simple sections: drinks, meals, snacks, and sweets. Especially sweets. Besides the predictable brownie options, there are bud Rice Krispie treats, stonies fudge, and baked apples stuffed with cinnamon and you-know-what. The chill tone of the anonymous author(s) comes through in the directions for making a canna-coffee milkshake: “If you have the time, finely chop your cannabis and let it sit overnight in milk.”
The key to creating a meal that will give you the munchies, while not causing you to pass out, is to first prepare a batch of grass-infused butter. This not only allows for easier measurement, it ensures that the all-important and psychoactive Tetrahydrocannabinol blends evenly into the dish. Thus, the app contains a section devoted to the proper concocting of ganja butter, cannabis ghee and hempy oil. With those on hand, savory dishes like green eggs & ham are a breeze. Indeed, some users may find some dishes too breezy. Easy Mac & Cheese, for instance, calls for π cup milk, 3 tablespoons of cannabutter, and one box of Kraft macaroni & cheese.